Lawyer: A Life of Counsel and Controversy

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PublicAffairs, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 386 pages
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This posthumous memoir offers a look at a high-profile, high-stakes American practice and at the progress of law and politics over the last half of the 20th century. Arthur Liman was renowned both for his abilities as a corporate lawyer and for his commitment to public service and pro bono work. In this candid memoir, written in the months before his death, Liman recalls many of his most controversial, highly publicized cases, including his investigation of the Attica prison uprising, his role as chief counsel in the Iran/Contra hearings, and his defence of junk bond merchant Michael Milken.

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Dismayed by the distorted and unflattering image of the legal profession perpetuated by the O.J. Simpson cases, in the months prior to his death Liman put together an informative and revealing series ... Read full review

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When I acquired this, Arthur Liman seemed a lot more likely to be remembered than he does today. I will probably deaccession this baby. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Liman was for many years a partner at the esteemed law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City.

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